Access to Other Libraries

Staff and students of the Maynooth University and St Patrick's College, Maynooth may use other Irish university libraries to consult material not held in the Library.
Undergraduates, Postgraduate Diploma and Higher Diploma students may apply online for a letter to consult material in another library. This is usually a letter of introduction valid for one-day. It will be available within 24 hours of application.  Click here to apply

Full-time academic staff and postgraduate degree students can avail of the ALCID scheme which gives reading facilities in participating Irish libraries.
Staff, research students, full-time postgraduates and part-time and distance learning students can avail of the SCONUL ​Access scheme which gives borrowing facilities to participating libraries in Ireland and in the UK. Undergraduates can also avail of the SCONUL Access scheme for a reference only service to participating libraries in Ireland and the UK.

Before visiting a library, it is advisable to check their website for their opening hours, access requirements and other local conditions.

ALCID (Academic Libraries Co-operating in Ireland)

ALCID is a co-operative access scheme between the libraries of Dublin City University, University College Cork, National University of Ireland Galway, Maynooth University, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Royal Irish Academy, Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin, University of Limerick, Mary Immaculate College, Mater Dei Institute of Education, St Patrick’s College Drumcondra, Dublin Institute of Technology and St Angela’s College Sligo.

ALCID provides full-time academic staff, academic-related staff and registered students reading for postgraduate degrees with reading access to the collections of each of the participating libraries.
Your ALCID card must renewed at the beginning of each academic year. Before visiting a library, it is advisable to check their website for their opening hours, access requirements and other local conditions. You will also be asked to show your Maynooth University card when you visit another member Library. ALCID Application Form

SCONUL Access

Maynooth University is a member of SCONUL Access. SCONUL Access is a co-operative venture between most of the higher education libraries in Ireland and in the UK. It enables staff, research students, full-time postgraduates and part-time and distance learning students to borrow material from participating libraries. It also provides for a reference only service for full-time undergraduate students. Click here to apply.

Music PAL Access Scheme

The Music PAL Scheme aims to make music resources in a broad range of libraries throughout Ireland easily accessible to all.  Participating Libraries and archives collaborate to provide improved, easy access to the wealth of music resources held in Irish libraries.  Click here to apply